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AOMORI, JAPAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Today we are in Aomori which is on the northern coast of Honshu, the main island of Japan. The harbor is beautiful. It is large with several large breakwaters. There is a large beautiful suspension bridge crossing the bay and a large triangle building right on the shoreline which houses up scale shopping.
We took ...
This afternoon we were ported at Aomori. This is a northern Japanese city (they get an average of 25 feet of snow a year). Aomori is a purely modern city—it was heavily bombed in 1945. We spent the afternoon in a nearby city, Hirosaki.
We started out at a Tsugaru Province cultural center where they played traditional drums and a lute-like instrument, ...
... Japanese man running toward me waving his camera and bowing. I established that he wanted me to take 2 photos of him in front of this big wooden structure, which I happily did. He was soooo grateful and we entered into a bowing like dance. He was still bowing and thanking me as he ran away! Buses are limited back to Aomori so we take a $20 taxi ride back to where the shuttle stops. We go up to the 13th floor of the observation tower on the wharf and have ...
Last Saturday I was off on my last Mutsu Bay adventure in search of a few more Japanese glass fishing floats. .....and I scored! ...In more ways than one.
One of the most amazing things about Japan for me has been seeing all the different rocks. Japan is most definitely a land created by the awesome forces of the earth - volcanoes, ...
Nevertheless we enjoyed a very nice meal, we tried 3 different sake and tasted the fresh sashimi of our seat neighbor from their catch of today a delicious dorade.
Then to the festival itself. Its name is Nebuta Matsuri (link)
Thousands of people along the 4 km long route where the big carts are ...